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Old 11-21-2009, 12:44 AM   #1
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Got bored one sunday and started hacking up my 96R that I am going to be using for my Locost. I figure that I can get a good feeling for how different weight loss affects the car this way. I didn't want to hack up anything inside of the cab for risk of getting cut, so that is unchanged. The outside of the car was free to cut away as much as i could.







Yes this is a temporary wooden battery box. It is held down with some 2'' sheet metal screws. Once again temporary.

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Thought about doing what Brandon is doing at FM with using the front/rear subframes and runnign some 1 1/2 square tubing between, but this was easier. That and it didn't make it a pain in the *** to use the rear subframe for the locost.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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I wonder if you'd make it past tech at an autox like that...
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If I get a special box for the battery and put in a roll bar I will. Just going to take the roll bar out of my LS1 project car until I get my pipe bender.
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Hmm, I wonder what the weight and distrobution is on that...

Scales?
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:44 AM   #6
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ha! that looks fun!

You need help with anything today?

I'd look for any excuse to head down to Pearland and romp around in that for a bit.

EDIT: What's the gauge up top?

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Old 11-21-2009, 11:42 AM   #7
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Miata Speedster!

That looks pretty fun. Any idea of the actual weight lost?
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Bruce (olderguy) and Eric did this for Autox.



I hope that image works for you guys.



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DUDE That ^^ is beyond awesome. I so want!!!
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Well **** I have more cutting to do. I feel like thr guy that pulls up to starbucks in his F360 only to have an enzo park next to him. Nobody cares about the F360 anymore.........

But seriously. I am going to leave it like this until i get my bender to make a full cage for it. My roll bar now doesn't have a harness bar, so can't go over to harness and cut the belt towers away. Either way this should be fun. Hope to look like Bruce's soon.
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ha! that looks fun!

You need help with anything today?

I'd look for any excuse to head down to Pearland and romp around in that for a bit.

I am going to help a friend build shelves at his house. Normaly only messing with cars during the week for now. I have too many friends buying houses that need crap built for them. Next I get to rebuild a kitchen.........yay



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EDIT: What's the gauge up top?
I have no idea what you are talking about. Why would there be a boost gauge on this car...
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That is ******* awesome. It's even better that some wine and cheese ------ from miata.net is stewing over the fact that you cut up an R
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #13
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DUDE That ^^ is beyond awesome. I so want!!!
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I so want to find a junk running Miata and do that one day. At that point though I would tempted to just go ahead with a full tube chassis.
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Is this where my AFPR is going? Oh, did I just give something away?
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Is this where my AFPR is going? Oh, did I just give something away?
Boosted Beast?
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Man the title of this thread got me so excited! Im sure there are gonna be an assload more people that are going to do this. Phil and i included lmao
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Boosted Beast?
Olderguy's beast is boosted too. hehe. It's a lot of fun and you'll have a blast driving yours around.
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that's awesome, almost looks like a locost!!! i see a new era in modified miatas
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that's awesome, almost looks like a locost!!! i see a new era in modified miatas
I was going to mention the same thing. I see a lot of locust here:
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #20
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aaww come on, you can do better than that.

CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE CUT MORE


GET IT?

CUT MORE
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